A desperation heave from near mid-court by Garrett Work gave Colbert the consolation trophy of the Bryan County Tournament on Saturday.
The Leopards won 46-45 on the shot which was launched as time expired. Colbert finishes the tournament 2-1 (7-7 on the season) while Calera went 1-2.
But it was Darius Johnson’s shooting which carried the day for Colbert, as he scored 12 of his game-high 20 points during an 18-4 Leopard run in the third. Calera took advantage of early Colbert turnovers for a 25-19 halftime lead, but got outscored 27-20 in the second half.
“DJ came through for us a lot today,” Work said after the game. “I was trying to get him the ball, but the defense got on him. I told the team I would hit the game winner, so they got it to me and I pulled up.”
Work finished with 9 points, McKlane Marquez had 7, Peyton Whitehead added 6 before fouling out and Kason Krob scored 4 but pulled in 10 big rebounds.
“This was a really hard fought game and I thought both teams kept it on the floor,” said Colbert Coach Tony Robinson. “We really fought hard and that’s what we’re trying to do is get them to compete. We just got lucky, had the last possession and made the last shot.”
Calera scored by committee: Tanner Davis 11, Bradley McKnight 10, Johnathan Diamond 9, Braxton Barton 9, Conner Hamilton 4 and Riggin Rogers 2.
Calera girls 49 Boswell 39
The Lady Scorpions led by 14 at the half but a 15-4 Calera run changed all that as the LadyDawgs took a 49-39 win on Saturday.
Momentum swung in favor of the LadyDawgs as Madi Robinson scored 5 points in 15 seconds to help her team take over in the fourth.
A 23-10 finish for Calera helped them capture the consolation trophy in the girl’s bracket of the Bryan County Tournament on Saturday. Calera improves to 15-4 on the season with their 2-1 showing last week.
That first half we couldn’t hit a shot, so we came out in the second half, picked up our defense and mainly started hitting some shots,” said Calera Coach LaChelle Brown. “Fourteen points is a pretty big deficit to overcome. They played with a lot of heart in the second half.”
Boswell hit four from downtown in the first half and raced out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter. They kept up the pressure as both teams went cold but the Lady Scorps built a 25-11 lead by the break.
Calera got to the basket often in the second half and outscored Boswell 38-14. Raylee Rogers led the LadyDawgs with 16, Micaela Curtman had 12, Pickett finished with 9, Robinson 8 and Kaylee Ervin four.
Breosha Williams scored 13 for Boswell, followed by 10 for Camrie Rhone, and 8 each for Virginia Beddo and Calli McIntyre.